Fire crews attend Carndonagh barn blaze

first_imgThere were dramatic scenes in Carndonagh this afternoon after a fire broke out in a barn.Large plumes of smoke were seen from across the town as the fire tore through the shed, which is located behind buildings near at Pound Street. Local reports say that the fire broke out at approximately 1pm.Fire services from Carndonagh attended the scene and quickly brought the blaze under control. No injuries were reported from the fire. However, the barn was extensively damaged.See footage from the incident by VIDEOTEK MEDIA PRODUCTIONS here: Fire crews attend Carndonagh barn blaze was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

West Ham back in for Bees striker Hogan

first_imgWest Ham have made another approach for Brentford’s Scott Hogan.The Hammers had a £10m bid for the striker rejected last week but remain interested and talks between the two clubs are ongoing.Reading are also interested in Hogan, 24, and recently had a bid rejected, while Watford have made an enquiry.Hogan has scored 14 goals this season and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is an admirer of the former Rochdale forward, who has 18 months remaining on his contract at Griffin Park.“He’s a good player. I watched him a few times,” Bilic said last week.“He is very sharp, quick – a good finisher, doing it in Championship. He’s young and a good prospect.”See also:Brentford reject West Ham bid for HoganHogan ‘a good prospect’ – BilicEmotional Allen is ‘never going to forget’ reception from Bees fansBrentford line up potential Winnall dealBoss insists Bees will not back down as West Ham pursue HoganBrentford face competition for CanosSheffield Wednesday look set to sign Bees targetBrentford continue talks over Hogan and Canos   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mack out, Eureka in Lakin tourney after Del Norte sweeps Panthers

first_imgCrescent City >> Allison Douglas allowed just four hits in 12 innings pitched as the Del Norte Warriors finished their Big 5 schedule with a doubleheader sweep of the McKinleyville Panthers Monday afternoon at Del Norte High School.The Warriors used the long ball to defeat the Panthers 11-1 in the opener that was decided via the 10-run rule. Del Norte then eked out a 2-1 victory in the nightcap as Douglas outdueled McKinleyville pitcher McKenzie Gonsalves.The Warrior bats got going early in …last_img

Sharks end Jets home winning streak in overtime

first_imgWINNIPEG, Manitoba — Joe Pavelski scored his team-leading 29th goal in overtime on Tuesday, ending the Winnipeg Jets’ seven-game home winning streak.Pavelski clinched a 3-2 win for the Sharks with 2:11 remaining in the extra session, burying a pass from Brent Burns on the penalty kill after his team got called for having too many men on the ice. Burns got the play started by forcing a turnover from Patrik Laine in the defensive zone.The Sharks penalty kill went 5-for-5 on the night, playing a …last_img

Raiders sign another body to suddenly crowded receivers room

first_imgThe Raiders have signed former Colts and Washington wide receiver Ryan Grant, the fourth wideout Oakland has signed since the start of the 2019 league year, the team announced Wednesday.Grant, 28, started 10 games for the Colts last season while catching 35 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown. With Washington from 2014-17, Grant caught 84 passes for 985 yards and six touchdowns.Grant joins Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and J.J. Nelson as wide receivers to sign with the Raiders since March …last_img

South Africa’s HIV/Aids battle plan

first_imgPrevention is at the heart of the government’s bold plan to fight the HIV/Aids epidemic, aiming to reduce the rate of new infections by at least 50%. Its holistic approach includes fighting tuberculosis, a massive HIV testing campaign, and extending South Africa’s ARV programme, which is already the biggest of its kind in the world.Prevention is at the heart of the new National Strategic Plan for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) and TB. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterA bold plan to scale-up South Africa’s fight against HIV/Aids, integrating tuberculosis into its efforts against the epidemic for the first time, was announced by President Jacob Zuma on World Aids Day, 1 December 2011.Prevention is at the heart of the new National Strategic Plan for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) and TB 2012-2016, which aims to reduce new infections by 50% by taking a holistic approach.The plan also promises to do much more in tackling related issues of violence against women.The NSP, which represents the country’s multisectoral response to the challenges of HIV, draws on the lessons of the previous NSP of 2007-2011, guides the development of provincial and sector implementation plans.Five goals, four objectivesThe plan brings together five goals and four strategic objectives, which combine to effectively prevent or treat HIV and TB infections.The five goals are:To reduce new infections by at least 50% by using a combination of prevention approaches.To ensure that at least 80% of people who are eligible for treatment for HIV are receiving it, with at least 70% being alive and still on treatment after five years.To reduce new TB infections and deaths from TB by 50%.To ensure an enabling and accessible legal framework that protects and promotes human rights to support implementation of the plan.To reduce the self-reported stigma related to HIV and TB by at least 50%.The NSP has identified four strategic objectives that will help South Africa reach these goals:Address the social and structural factors across all sectors that drive these epidemics, influence their impact, and affect the way we care for affected people.Prevent new HIV, STIs and TB infections through a combination of biomedical, behavioural, social and structural interventions.Sustain health and wellness, primarily by access to quality treatment, care and support services, and to develop programmes that focus on wellness.Protect the human rights of people living with HIV, primarily through ending stigma, discrimination, human rights violations and gender inequality.Vision – four zeroesThe NSP is based on a 20-year vision for reversing the burden of disease from HIV, STIs and TB in South Africa.Adopting the United Nations’ “three zeroes” agreed to at the UN high level meeting on Aids in New York in June 2011, South Africa has added a fourth, which aims to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child.South Africa’s four zeroes are: zero new HIV and TB infection; zero new infections due to mother-to-child transmission; zero preventable deaths associated with HIV and TB; and zero discrimination associated with HIV and TB.Health profileSouth Africa has a generalised epidemic of HIV, driven largely by sexual transmission. There are large differences in HIV prevalence across age groups, gender, geographical area and socioeconomic status.According to Statistics South Africa, in 2011 16,6% of the adult population (aged 15- 49) years was living with HIV. There are an estimated 5,38-million people living with HIV, including about one-fifth of South African women in their reproductive ages.South Africa has the third highest level of TB in the world, after India and China. New infections have increased by 400% over the past 15 years, reaching 970 new infections per 100 000 people in 2009.About 1% of the South African population develops TB every year. In addition, more than 70% of patients are co-infected with both HIV and TB.The highest prevalence of TB infection is among people aged 30-39 years and living in townships and informal settlements.Violence against womenResearch shows that South Africa could often prevent HIV infections in young women if they were not subjected to violence and intimidation by their partners.“Government is prioritising the fight against the abuse of women and children through law enforcement as well as education and awareness,” Zuma said at the launch. “We must also enhance our socioeconomic interventions to deal with poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, and inequality . These either contribute to the spread of HIV or worsen the impact of the epidemic.”HIV Counselling and Testing campaignIn April 2010, the government launched its HIV Counselling and Testing campaign, which offers free testing to all patients at public hospitals and clinics across the country.The campaign seeks to promote voluntary HIV counselling and testing, encouraging all South Africans to know their HIV status and to be screened for TB at the same time.While providing people with the information and interventions they need to manage their health and to prevent further HIV transmission, the campaign aims to ensure that people in need are fast-tracked onto the treatment programme.It also seeks to raise awareness of the issues around HIV/Aids, foster a culture of collective responsibility among South Africans, and remove the social stigma attached to HIV/Aids.By mid-2012, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that almost 20-million South Africans had been tested knew their status. Millions were also screened for TB.TreatmentThe re-engineering of South Africa’s primary health care places a special emphasis on community-based services. These have a critical role to play in expanding the quality and reach of health and wellness services, including early diagnosis, follow- up, support to adherence and retention in care.The HIV/Aids prevention and treatment plan aims to reduce the rate of infection in the country by 50 percent, while providing free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to 80 percent of those who need it by 2016, a major extension to an ARV programme that is already the biggest of its kind in the world.In 2004, 47 000 people were on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment; by mid-2011 this had increased to 1,79-million people.An increase in ARV treatment has seen a reduction in the number of people dying as a result of HIV infection. By 2010, deaths in Gauteng, where life expectancy is 57 years, had dropped by 20% in 2010.The new NSP recommends that all HIV-positive TB patients should irrespective of their CD4 count, and that all infants under 24 months who test positive for HIV should be placed on ARVs. Infant children of HIV-positive mothers are treated regardless of their CD4 count.Other HIV/Aids treatment protocols, which have been in place since April 2010, include:HIV-positive pregnant women, and people co-infected with TB and HIV, receive free antiretroviral (ARV) treatment at CD4 counts of 350 or less.Antitretroviral treatment for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV starts at 14 weeks into pregnancy, instead of only during the last term of pregnancy.All public TB treatment sites in South Africa also have to test and treat for HIV, and vice-versa – recognition of the fact the high rate of TB in South Africa, as well as the 70% co-infection rate between TB and HIV.There is am emphasis on reducing the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/Aids. The government now integrates all aspects of its HIV programme with its maternal and child health programmes, and campaigns vigorously for women to report for ante- natal visits as soon as they suspect that they are pregnant in order to do the necessary tests on time.Male medical circumcisionAccording to the World Health Organisation, there is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by up to 60 percent.South Africa first launched its ongoing campaign to promote and conduct medical circumcision in April 2010. Since then, about 250 000 men have been circumcised. The target for 2016 is to have more than 4,3-million men circumcised.The Health Department will continue to promote the use of condoms, especially among older age groups, where HIV infections are increasing.Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said that the campaign has many added benefits: “A lot of counselling of the young men takes place there, with traditional advice imparted to the young people, together with the technical aspect of HIV/Aids on male and female sexuality.”One the points strongly emphasised is that condoms should be used regardless of circumcision, with the Health Department continually increasing access to free condoms at public health facilities and other public centres.Multisectoral solutionThe NSP was developed by the South African National Aids Council, which represents all national and provincial government departments, civil-society organisations, trade unions, private-sector bodies and faith-based organisations that are working to reverse these epidemics. SANAC structures also include the country’s top researchers and experts on HIV, STIs and TB, as well as international development partners.See the South African National Aids Council for moreReviewed: 17 June 2012Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

What is the role of the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ)?

first_imgGlobalisation is upon us and South Africa is ensuring readiness by adopting what is called Specialised Economic Zones (SEZ). According to Investopedia, an SEZ is a designated area in a country subjected to specialised economic regulations different from other areas. These zones play a huge role in encouraging trade and investment opportunities that benefit the country through job creation.The Gauteng Industrial Development Zone Company (‘Gauteng IDZ’) was founded in 2009 under the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) and was established with the purpose of developing and operating the designated Industrial Development Zone at OR Tambo International Airport. OR Tambo International Airport accommodates over 21 million passengers annually, making it Africa’s largest and busiest international airport.The vision of the GIDZ is “to identify, design, package and enable focused export driven manufacturing and beneficiation programmes for location at the OR Tambo International Airport IDZ. OR Tambo International is known for its exceptional infrastructure and resources. It is a well-positioned logistics and distribution hub for air cargo internationally and in the region. OR Tambo international is the largest air cargo airport on the African continent, with the capacity to handle 40 000 tonnes annually. 82% of South Africa’s cargo comes through OR Tambo.”How does an IDZ impact citizens? In an effort to reposition itself in the world economy, the South African government launched the Industrial Development Zones (IDZ) programme with the aim to facilitate inclusive and competitive economic growth in order for citizens to enter new jobs and benefit from the investments attracted.The GIDZ also runs a post-graduate Jewellery Design course called Design@50. The Jewellery Design Centre was established in 2013, and puts students through an 11-month course offering training in Marketing, Commercial Jewellery Design and Product Development, utilising state of the art Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing technology. The centre aims to increase technology proficiency ahead of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and pave the way for skilled designers by shaping talent that can contribute to the development of the South African jewellery market.Design@50 was launched as part of the OR Tambo Industrial Development Zone, currently under construction next to OR Tambo International Airport.To find out more about the GIDZ, click here: read more

Berhampur civic body to train ragpickers

first_imgOdisha’s Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has started a programme to organise and train ragpickers for their emancipation and to improve cleanliness in the city by recycling of plastic waste.The training of the first batch of 36 ragpickers started at the BeMC conference hall on Wednesday. The ragpickers were handed over safety kits including gloves, masks, aprons, caps and shoes. According BeMC Commissioner Chakravarty Singh Rathor, a memorandum of understanding has been signed with a Delhi-based company Gem Enviro Management Private Limited to collect plastic waste through local ragpickers and recycle them.Gem Enviro’s eastern India operations head Vikram Sharma said that the target was to train around 6,000 ragpickers in phases. The company will train them for capacity building over a two-month period. Rabindra Hati, who was in the first batch, said that he hoped to get a better price for the waste.last_img read more

UST rules UAAP Season 80 poomsae

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Reyes, on the other hand, won the male individual event with 8.435 points, besting Ateneo’s Marvin Gabriel Vidal (8.270) and De La Salle’s McAvyngyr Alob (8.130).The two joined forces to earn the gold in the mixed pair after registering 8.395 points. De La Salle’s Angelica Gaw and Raphael Enrico Mella (8.250) finished in second while UP’s Janna Oliva and Jayboy Buenavista (8.235) came in third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Green Archers, who were the champions last season, settled for second overall with a 1 gold, 2 silvers and a bronze medal while Far Eastern University was the other podium finisher after bagging one gold and one bronze.Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s Taekwondo will begin on Wednesday, 9 a.m. at the same venue. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Herndon comfortable at Star: ‘I feel I belong here’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas ruled UAAP poomsae once more.University of Santo Tomas banked on seniors Jocel Ninobla and Rodolfo Reyes to regain the title in the UAAP Season 80 poomsae competitions Tuesday at Blue Eagle Gym.Ninobla scored 8.250 points to rule the female individual category, edging Rinna Babanto of De La Salle and Patricia Jubelar of University of the Philippines, who registered an 8.165 and 8.115, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Marcio Lassiter regains touch at right time

first_imgLassiter averaged just 6.8 points through Games 1 to 4  then, found his groove in Games 5 and 6 where he averaged 20 points per outing.The 31-year-old Lassiter played a vital role in Game 6 as San Miguel evened the series and forced a deciding seventh game on Wednesday, keeping the Beermen’s bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup alive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was falling tonight. I was kind of mixing it up, going inside and cutting,” said Lassiter after the Beermen’s 98-86 win Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Coach [Leo Austria] was telling me to attack more, and I was fortunate to get my first three go in.”Lassiter’s Game 6 performance was also his best shooting night in the series as he converted 50 percent from the field, 7-of-14, including 3-of-6 from the three-point line. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Making Lassiter’s job lighter was the mere presence of five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo who constantly demanded double-teams that opened his teammates from the perimeter.“I was getting more and more comfortable and the guys were sharing the ball, that’s what we always do, and we’re just continuously sharing the ball,” said Lassiter.“The main focus is June Mar, and I just want to be there when they double, just to give more opportunity for him to work in the post and space the floor.”Lassiter added that San Miguel has to be mentally ready come Game 7 even if it has more experience playing in do-or-die situations.In the past five years under Leo Austria, the Beermen have played in two finals Game 7s and won.ADVERTISEMENT “We’ve been in Game 7s before, and we’ll definitely bank on our experience to carry us,” said Lassiter. “At the same time we know it’s not going to be easy because both teams want to really win this game, and we know it’s going to be a grind out game.”“From this point we have to mentally prepare ourselves. We know it’s going to be a tough battle, so we just have to come out there and stay focused, stay locked in.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess San Miguel, Magnolia on level playing field in Game 7, says June Mar Fajardocenter_img MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—If there is a player in this series who’s glad to get his rhythm back, it has to be San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter.The Beermen’s reliable wingman was flat the first four games of the series before turning things around in Games 5 and 6 just in time for the PBA Philippine Cup finale against Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more